W Polsce (In Poland)

For her series W Polsce, Eva spent two months in Poland for the first time as an adult, traveling from east to west. Her Polish born parents left the country in the 1980’s during the period of Soviet communist dominance—her mother fleeing to a refugee camp in Italy and her father to Austria. They received Visa’s and met each other in the United States—Detroit, Michigan. During her pilgrimage she met family members she had only seen in pictures and relearned how to speak, read and write her first language.

This body of work shows her point of view as a second generation Polish American with feelings of dichotomous identification and the search for her ‘roots’.